Lou's Records

★★★★★
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  • 434 North Coast Highway 101

    Encinitas, CA 92024

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  • 760-753-1382

About Lou's Records

Hours
MON-THU 10:00 am-9:00 pm FRI 10:00 am-10:00 pm SAT 10:00 am-9:00 pm SUN 11:00 am-7:00 pm

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If you love music, you can lose your head inside Lou's for hours, picking through every conceivable genre. They are especially good for finding indie and rare/OOP items. Unfortunately their service is lackluster, with some staff members enacting an unfortunate parallel to Nick Hornby's tale "High Fidelity". If you thought Jack Black was really, really funny in the movie adaptation of the same name, and not simply annoying - by all means, drive on over and check it out. If, on the other hand, you prefer not to wait half an hour to check out with your purchase, just because one of the clerks is "really getting his groove on" to his favorite record, and don't want someone to sass you just because you DO, in fact, like ABBA a whole lot, well...

PROS: Smashing selection
CONS: Pretension city

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★★★☆☆

If you love music, you can lose your head inside Lou's for hours, picking through every conceivable genre. They are especially good for finding indie and rare/OOP items. Unfortunately their service is lackluster, with some staff members enacting an unfortunate parallel to Nick Hornby's tale "High Fidelity". If you thought Jack Black was really, really funny in the movie adaptation of the same name, and not simply annoying - by all means, drive on over and check it out. If, on the other hand, you prefer not to wait half an hour to check out with your purchase, just because one of the clerks is "really getting his groove on" to his favorite record, and don't want someone to sass you just because you DO, in fact, like ABBA a whole lot, well...

PROS: Smashing selection
CONS: Pretension city

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Lou's Records is a great place to find new music, or old music if that's what you're into. They sell LP's, as well as CD's, in addition to some other music-related merchandise.

They have two separate buildings on the lot, one housing the used music and the other with the brand-new stuff. I love perusing the used records for my collection and often find some good ones in good condition, for decent prices.

I feel less comfortable in the new music building, like I don't fit in somehow. The clerks are mostly dressed in very "individual" clothing, etc. I just don't feel cool enough, you know? But they're fairly helpful and they do have a great selection. The prices are pretty fair.

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Lou's Records is a great place to find new music, or old music if that's what you're into. They sell LP's, as well as CD's, in addition to some other music-related merchandise.

They have two separate buildings on the lot, one housing the used music and the other with the brand-new stuff. I love perusing the used records for my collection and often find some good ones in good condition, for decent prices.

I feel less comfortable in the new music building, like I don't fit in somehow. The clerks are mostly dressed in very "individual" clothing, etc. I just don't feel cool enough, you know? But they're fairly helpful and they do have a great selection. The prices are pretty fair.

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Legendary, Lou's Records has an overwhelming selection of CDs, records, and DVDs. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly, and even have a good sense of humor! It would take days and days to go through their entire catalog, and the prices are fairly reasonable.

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★★★★★

Legendary, Lou's Records has an overwhelming selection of CDs, records, and DVDs. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly, and even have a good sense of humor! It would take days and days to go through their entire catalog, and the prices are fairly reasonable.

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Lou's helps me keep faith in North County. It's got all of the wierd, hard to find music that I like. Seriously, if you are looking for some record or CD, Lou's has it or can get it. Check out their bargain room too, which has both CDs and videos. Browse their employee picks. I never leave here without an armful of music. SO much better than chain stores!

5
★★★★★

Lou's helps me keep faith in North County. It's got all of the wierd, hard to find music that I like. Seriously, if you are looking for some record or CD, Lou's has it or can get it. Check out their bargain room too, which has both CDs and videos. Browse their employee picks. I never leave here without an armful of music. SO much better than chain stores!

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This is a great store. There is everything from band tee shirts, to local Music, to even rare box sets. The store is divided into two seperate buildings, one new and one used. They have virtually everything at great prices. The workers are friendly and know their music.

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★★★★☆

This is a great store. There is everything from band tee shirts, to local Music, to even rare box sets. The store is divided into two seperate buildings, one new and one used. They have virtually everything at great prices. The workers are friendly and know their music.

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Whenever i need a new addition to my cd collection I always head to Lou's first. If its not here it dosn't exsist. They also have many popular and obscure band tees

5
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Whenever i need a new addition to my cd collection I always head to Lou's first. If its not here it dosn't exsist. They also have many popular and obscure band tees

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Lous records is one of the best record stores you will ever find. There are just loads of them, they have almost everything. The place is pretty small, but you dont really need that much room for records. If you ever cant find a record lous got it. Although not in the most convenient location it does fine.

4
★★★★☆

Lous records is one of the best record stores you will ever find. There are just loads of them, they have almost everything. The place is pretty small, but you dont really need that much room for records. If you ever cant find a record lous got it. Although not in the most convenient location it does fine.

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This place has anything and everything you need that has to do with music. I am simply shocked at how big the muisc selection is. i have never had a problem finding a cd ive been looking for new or used. This place also carries band t-shirts and other music goodiesI would recommend this to anyone , encinitas is a great place

PROS: They sell eveything relating to music and great prices
CONS: there are no con s to this music store its awesome

5
★★★★★

This place has anything and everything you need that has to do with music. I am simply shocked at how big the muisc selection is. i have never had a problem finding a cd ive been looking for new or used. This place also carries band t-shirts and other music goodiesI would recommend this to anyone , encinitas is a great place

PROS: They sell eveything relating to music and great prices
CONS: there are no con s to this music store its awesome

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I went to Lou's records for a meet and greet and eat of one of my favorite bands, Thrice. I loved it there,. The store has a nice atmosphere and a lot of free swag such as sampler CDs and posters. The prices are better than anywhere else, and the selection is better than anywhere else in town.

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★★★★★

I went to Lou's records for a meet and greet and eat of one of my favorite bands, Thrice. I loved it there,. The store has a nice atmosphere and a lot of free swag such as sampler CDs and posters. The prices are better than anywhere else, and the selection is better than anywhere else in town.

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This is a great store. There is everything from band tee shirts, to local Music, to even rare box sets. The store is divided into two seperate buildings, one new and one used. They have virtually everything at great prices. The workers are friendly and know their music. On a special day, you might find one of your favorite bands (example jack johnson) playing a free instore.
I would recommend this to anyone , encinitas is a great place

5
★★★★★

This is a great store. There is everything from band tee shirts, to local Music, to even rare box sets. The store is divided into two seperate buildings, one new and one used. They have virtually everything at great prices. The workers are friendly and know their music. On a special day, you might find one of your favorite bands (example jack johnson) playing a free instore.
I would recommend this to anyone , encinitas is a great place

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